I have always been fascinated by the intricate and complex design of the brain that endows each individual with unique qualities, and how disruption of neural connections can lead to neurological deficits. I also have a long-standing interest in brain development.
As a pediatric neurologist, I specialize in fetal and neonatal neurology and see patients both in the hospital and in clinic. I like to understand each child’s neurological condition and the unique challenges presented to the child and family, so I can help them navigate hurdles presented by the medical condition.
I also see patients with common neurological conditions such as headaches, developmental delays and seizures. I have always enjoyed working with children and families, and I especially enjoy taking care of children from infancy until adulthood while getting to know their families.
In addition to my clinical practice, I am also the Neonatal Neurology Fellowship director at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. I enjoy teaching very much and have been awarded the M. Harold Fogelson Teaching Award in 2016 by the Division of Neurology.
My research evaluates the outcomes of infants with congenital brain malformations and perinatal brain injury. This research aims to provide better counseling for families and improve medical care for children with these conditions.
I enjoy spending my free time with my husband and children.